The Hudson Bay Project Team

Principal Investigators - still slogging in the tundra

Kenneth Abraham is a wildlife research biologist and conservation manager with over 40 years of experience with arctic coastal ecosystems and the Hudson Bay Lowlands. He has studied brant, Canada and lesser snow goose populations, goose-plant interactions extensively within this region, as well as a variety of shorebirds and sea ducks. He is a Research Scientist in the Wildlife Research and Development Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and an Adjunct Professor at Trent University, and is located at 2140 East Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 Canada. voice: 705.755.1547 fax: 705.755.1559 email: Ken.Abraham@ontario.ca
   
Rod Brook is a wildlife biologist with over 15 year experience working across the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Hudson Bay Lowlands. He has studied arctic breeding goose and duck populations in the north and has interests in their population dynamics and in community ecology of arctic and northern boreal ecosystems.  Wildlife Research and Development Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, DNA Bldg., Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 Canada. voice: 705.755.1503fax: 705.755.1559email: rod.brook@ontario.ca
   
David Koons is a population biologist with over 15 years of experience working in Alaska, the Prairie Pothole Region, Europe, and the Hudson Bay Lowlands. His interests center on avian ecology, life history evolution and population dynamics in changing environments, structured harvest, senescence, as well as conservation and management. Department of Wildland Resources and the Ecology Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. phone: 435.797.8670 fax: 435.797.3796 email: david.koons@usu.edu
   
christa mulder Christa Mulder is a a plant ecologist with over 20 years of experience who works primarily on plant-animal interactions, usually at the intersection of population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Her current research interests include distinguishing between direct impacts of climate change on vegetation and indirect impacts through biotic interactions, such as changes in herbivory, pollination, and competition with invasive species.  Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775. phone 907.474.5493 fax: 907.474.6769 email: cpmulder@alaska.edu
   
rf rockwell
Robert Rockwell is a population biologist with over 45 years of experience. His interests center on population dynamics, lifetime reproductive success and genetic structure, especially of arctic geese and ducks. He has more recently focussed his interests on the effects of climate change on the interactions of geese with their graminoid forage species and predators, including grizzly and polar bears.  Department of Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192. voice: 212.769.5793 fax: 212.769.5759 email: rfr@amnh.org
   


in fond memory of Robert L. Jefferies




Collaborators of the Hudson Bay Project

Dale Caswell, Canadian Wildlife Service, 123 Main Street, Suite 150, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4W2 Canada (dale.caswell@ec.gc.ca)

Evan Cooch, Department of Natural Resources, Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 USA (evan.cooch@cornell.ed)

Kate Edwards, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Corner Brook, Newfoundland A2H 6J3 Canada (Kate.Edwards@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca)

 LeeAnn Fishback, Northern Studies Centre, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0 Canada ‎(fishback@churchillscience.ca)

Emma Horrigan, U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research,93 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 Canada (emma.horrigan@gmail.com)

Jack Hughes, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, South Wing, Room 3624, 335 River Road, Ottawa, Ontario ON K1A 0H3 Canada (jack.hughes@ec.gc.ca)

Mike Johnson, North Dakota Game and Fish, 100 North Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 USA (mjohnson@state.nd.us)

Peter Kotanen, Department of Botany, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 1C6, Canada. (pkotanen@credit.erin.utoronto.ca)

Jim Leafloor, Canadian Wildlife Service, 123 Main Street, Suite 150, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4W2 Canada (Jim.Leafloor@ec.gc.ca)

Scott R. McWilliams, Department of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island, 1 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, Rhode Island 02881 USA(srmcwilliams@uri.edu)

Erica Nol, Department of Biology, Trent University,  Peterborough, Ontario K9J7B8 Canada(enol@trent.ca)



The Hudson Bay Project Students and Research Team Members

lise aubry Lise Aubry, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. Lise is working under post-doctoral fellowships from the Berryman Institute and NSF to conduct research with the Hudson Bay Project. She is examining the impact of changes in harvest policies on survival as well as both short and long-term dynamics of Lesser Snow Geese in the face of climate change. Her interests include ecology, evolution, demography, statistics, population dynamics, conservation and management. email: lise.aubry@aggiemail.usu.edu
   
 kim bennett  Kim Bennett, Wildlife Research and Development Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, DNA Bldg., Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 Canada. Kim is a wildlife research technician with over 7 years of field experience working in the Hudson Bay Lowlands.  She has been involved with studies that include population monitoring and nesting ecology of Canada and lesser snow goose populations.  Wildlife Research and Development Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, DNA Bldg., Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 Canada. Phone: 705.755.2281 Fax: 705.755.1559 e-mail: kim.bennett@ontario.ca
   
 helen french  Helen FrenchDepartment of Vertebrate Biology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 USA.  Helen is  evaluating the impact of climate change on the arrival dates of birds using our long-term database.  She is also developing a complete time budget for nesting common eiders and is particularly interested in their reactions to predators. email: helentfrench@gmail.com
   
Linda Gormezano, Department of Vertebrate Biology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 USA. Linda (shown with scat detecting dog Quinoa) is interested in using and refining techniques to use genetic analyses of non-invasively sampled tissue like scat and hair to estimate the abundance, landscape use and genetic relationships among top predators. This portion of her doctoral research focuses on the polar bears in and around Wapusk National Park. She is also evaluating the diet of polar bears during the ice-free period and so far has found that many of them make use of the snow geese found in the area. email: ljgorm@amnh.org.
   
   Sarah Hagey, Wildlife Research and Development Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, DNA Bldg., Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 Canada.
   
dave iles Dave Iles, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. Dave continues to examine the dynamics of common eiders nesting in the Mast River and Wao Wao Creek in Wapusk National Park. He is especially interested in the impact of climate change on those dynamics.  Part of that impact is a shifting of predator loads and he is expanding that as part of his Ph.D. work, looking directly at impacts of polar and grizzly bears on common eiders and snow geese on the Cape Churchill Peninsula. email:david.iles@aggiemail.usu.edu
   
john park John Park, Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT . John is following up on our long-term monitoring of size and condition of snow goose goslings across habitat that varies in quality owing to destructive foraging.  He is also interested in the temporal sequencing of insect hatches in ponds that have been impacted by habitat degradation. email:  john.park@yale.edu
   
 stephen peterson  Stephen Peterson, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. Stephen examined the continued impact of snow goose habitat degradation  on foraging and nesting of passerines and shorebirds  in the  La Pérouse Bay region.  PArt of that work included assessment of vegetation cover.  He also is an exceptional goose bander.  eamil: stephen.l.peterson@aggiemail.usu.edu
   
Kit Schnaars-Uvino, Department of Vertebrate Biology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 USA. Kit has increasingly taken over the restoration ecology program on the Cape Churchill Peninsula. She is trying to determine recovery dynamics in severely degraded habitat.  She also overrsees the paperwork and basic logistics of our snow goose banding program. email: kituvino@gmail.com
   
frank uvino
 Frank Uvino, Broad Channel, NY.  Frank, using the helicopter to move lumber, is the facilities manager at the La Pérouse Bay Research Station.  He has overseen construction of our three new buildings and has made sure they have lights, heat and running water.  He is working towards making the facility more  ecologically friendly.  He makes the finest meat balls on earth. email: fuvino@gmail.com
   
 chris witte  Chris Witte, San Diego, CA.  Chris is the chief naturalist on the Cape Churchill Peninsula.  He is a mainstay of our plant and avian survey work  - shown here during our boreal forest inventory work for Wapusk National Park.  He works on all apsects of the snow goose program.  He is also a skilled builder.  email: maocrow@cox.net
   

revised 04/11/12